Los Angeles’ most art-full craft beer event is back again on October 10, 2015! 18th Street Arts Center’s signature benefit event, BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) is better than ever with more of what you love. The renowned Westside craft beer festival is prized for its trifecta of all things fun–a celebration of contemporary art, music, and California’s finest craft beers.

This year 18th Street’s main gallery will host a traveling exhibition in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Geniale Dilletanten Exhibit, curated by Mathilde Weh, (Visual Arts, Goethe-Institut, Munich), this is a multimedia exhibition presenting a comprehensive survey of German subculture of the 1980’s. Additionally, the resident artists have planned interactive works and open studios.

Come explore the art!

Nick Shattuck

Who can I contact if I have a question about the festival?

For questions relating to the event production or vendors, please contact Nicole Gordillo Schimpf nicole@tapandcheer.com

For questions relating to sponsorship, please contact Serena Johnson sjohnson@18thstreet.org

For questions relating to media relations or marketing, please contact Nicole Rademacher nrademacher@18thstreet.org

What is the Beer Art & Music (BAM) Fest?

BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and California’s finest craft beers – 40+ craft breweries, 4 bands, 2 galleries, open artist studios, wineries, and gourmet food trucks make up this one-of-a-kind event. All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a Santa Monica 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the liveliest and most cultured beer festival in Los Angeles. Beer, Art, and Music never sounded so fun! Produced by Tap & Cheer Events.

Who is 18th Street Arts Center?

18th Street Arts Center is the largest, continuously running artist residency program in Southern California. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. We provide artists the space and time to take risks in ways that further the development of their practice. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We believe that the creative process is just as important as the outcome.

When and where is the event being held?

October 10, 2015 | 1-5PM | 18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What does the ticket include?

Your ticket gets you a BAM Fest tasting glass with unlimited sampling, 4 hours of live music, exploration of artist studios and galleries, and the delight of drinking some of the best craft beers around–all while supporting an important non-profit organization. It’s a party with a purpose!

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $40-$55 depending on when you purchase your ticket.

Pre-sale: $40 | 9/4-9/17

General: $45 | 9/18- 10/9

At Door: $55 | 10/10

How can I purchase tickets?

Please click  HERE  to purchase tickets.

How do I get there and where do I park?

Click HERE for directions and parking information.

So I hear there is a bike valet? True or False?

True!! And it is FREE!

Are children allowed?

Yes. Children 12 years old and under are free with paying parent or guardian. Children 12 years and older may come with parent or guardian, but are asked to pay a suggested donation of $20.00. Absolutely NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION for anyone under 21 years of age. We will be carding and under agers (and DDPs) will be wrist-banded.

Is there a DDP (Designated Driver Program)?

Yes, we sell Designated Driver Tickets at $20 per person. This just allows entry into the venue but no alcohol service and must be purchased at the door.

Is food included in the ticket?

Food is NOT included in your ticket, however there will be fantastic food trucks available for you to enjoy!

Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?

No. Any bags will be checked upon entering. If food or beverages happen to be discovered, you will need to dispose of it prior to entering.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, no pets allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by Federal law.

What beers do you have?

Check the icons above!!

I have a food truck and I want to be there! Who do I contact?

Please send all inquiries to nicole@tapandcheer.com.

How can my company become a sponsor?

Please visit our SPONSOR page or contact sjohnson@18thstreet.org

How can I apply for a press credential?

Please e-mail nrademacher@18thstreet.org for  press contact information. Please include your full information and qualifications.

18th Street Arts Center is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. Your ticket to BAM Fest supports the arts in Santa Monica and beyond.
Please consider supporting with a donation as well: http://bit.ly/donate18sac